Pure Therapeutic Hyssop essential oil, Wildcrafted
Hyssop officinalis var. decubens
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distillation / Leaves and flowering tops
Sharp, sweet, camphoraceous, with spicy undertone
Botanical family: Laminaceae or Labiatae
Hyssop is a small perennial shrub native to southern Europe. It arises from a woody base, growing to 20 inches in height and producing whorls of small fragrant purple flowers.
Regions of Production
Plants indigenous to the region are harvested from the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, cicatrisant, digestive, emmenogogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific, vulnerary
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Helps to relieve bronchial spasms, and cough, useful in the management of asthma, cold, bronchitis, flu, sore throat. Raises blood pressure. Used in a cold compress, helps speed the healing of bruises. Appetite stimulant, helps relieve stomach cramps and flatulence, mild laxative. Increases menstruation.
Balancing, uplifting, helps to sharpen the mind and relieve mental fatigue. Promotes setting healthy personal boundaries. Helps to manage depression, ease regret, and promote optimism (Battaglia, 2003, Mojay, 1997).
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, liniment, bath
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
Blends well with
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Myrtle, Orange, Rosemary
Considered relatively safe. Avoid during pregnancy or with individuals living with epilepsy. Use with caution if you have high blood pressure.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
Althea Press, Essential Oils: Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Mojay, Gabriel, Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1997. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
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